The Poetry Of Dating (Limerick & Haiku Prompt — through June 5th)

Today’s limerick and haiku theme is dates and dating. First, my limerick:

The gal was enjoying her date
Till her escort became quite irate.
He assaulted a waiter,
Then said, “See ya later.”
I suppose it was something he ate.

And now my dating-related haiku:

His seeing eye dog
Led the man to her table:
A double blind date.

Now, of course, it’s your turn. Your assignment, should you choose to accept it, is to write a limerick or haiku (or both) about dates and dating. When you’ve posted your verse, please return here and add a direct link to your themed poetry, using Mr. Linky. There’s no rush, by the way, because you have two weeks to post it.

(Note: My limerick was inspired in part by Sunday Scribblings’ “quitting” prompt.)

Limerick and Haiku Prompts Participants  

1. Sherry
2. sister AE
3. Crafty Green Poet (Over 40 Shades)
4. Linda – Nickers and Ink
5. Lilibeth
6. lissa
7. Noah the Great
8. Noah the Great
9. Granny Smith
10. Connie
11. Bevie
12. Felix Morgenstern

UPDATE: Mr. Linky is now closed, but you can still add links to your dating verse in the Comments. And if you’d like to participate in a new poetry prompt, you can always find my latest one here.

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13 Responses to “The Poetry Of Dating (Limerick & Haiku Prompt — through June 5th)”

  1. White Rose says:

    Love it! It had me chuckling.

  2. sister AE says:

    I couldn’t resist this one, and I just hope that the fact that my eyes won’t stay open doesn’t mean my entry is full of typos!

  3. I like yours – here’s mine:

    Thanks also for your comment on my review – if you want a new poetic form that suits humour – how about the triolet – it can be an annoying form but it does work well with humour and its nice and short (8 lines)?

  4. madkane says:

    Thanks everyone! And Crafty Green Poet, thanks for the triolet suggestion. I recently tried triolet in response to a prompt. Unfortunately, my results were so awful, I didn’t even post them. Perhaps I’ll do better the next time … I hope. :)

  5. lissa says:

    I like your haiku, will try to write something though I not much in the writing mood lately

  6. Lilibeth says:

    Ok. I thought I had done it all correctly this time, but I think I linked to last week’s by mistake. The Real Link is :

  7. What can I say? My home is filled with teenagers, on any given weekend . . .

    Here’s mine:

    DRESSED UP DREGS, at Nickers and Ink

  8. lissa says:

    mine’s not quite a haiku but what the heck

  9. Bevie says:

    I loved your haiku and your limerick. They both made me laugh! I even tried my hand at a dating haiku.

  10. Bevie says:

    Does bad breath make a bad limerick? That is the question.

  11. paisley says:

    i had to change my domain name to please change your links and or feed as necessary

    all you will have to do is remove the – from between why and paisley,, everything else will remain the same and will redirect you to the correct page…. sorry for the inconvenience…

  12. Again not (quite) a limerick, but a four liner about an unequal date.

  13. Granny Smith says:

    Mad, I would just like to comment on your contributions to the dating prompt: the limerick had me laughing, the double blind date haiku is a real masterpiece!